Senate votes to confirm Elena Kagan as justice for Supreme Court
The Senate voted 63-37 to confirm Elena Kagan as an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Kagan will be the 112th justice of the court and the fourth woman to serve. She is expected to be sworn in on Saturday and she will start hearing cases during the upcoming October term.

The docket includes US v. Tohono O'odham Nation, a trust case. Kagan served as Solicitor General for the Department of Justice, which appealed the case, so she is likely to recuse herself from the decision.

The case is the only Indian law case on the docket so far. Several petitions are pending.

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Senate confirms Elena Kagan's nomination to Supreme Court (The Washington Post 8/6)
Senate Confirms Kagan as Justice in Partisan Vote (The New York Times 8/6)

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